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Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on the state of the beta and the NDA

We've been watching Camelot Unchained ever since its original Kickstarter in 2013 - and a lot has changed in the ensuing six years,...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...

Astellia previews plans for next week’s closed beta, preloading begins tomorrow

With Astellia's first western closed beta coming up on us next week - on Tuesday, in fact - Barunson has posted...

MMORPG Atlas is testing a single-player mode this summer

Is it weird for an MMO like Atlas that once touted its planned 40K-person servers to now be producing a single-player version? Maybe,...

Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives the guild accessibility tools added in update 22

Whenever a big campaign for Elder Scrolls Online launches - and we've seen three come and go now! - the campaign itself always...

Battle Bards Episode 146: More vocals

In another theme sequel, the Battle Bards return to the notion of vocal tracks in MMORPGs. Does singing hold a special place in online...

Here’s how Crowfall is rewriting its hunger and food system to be more fun

Hi my name is Bree, and I like to cook in video games and not in real life. The most recent Crowfall dev...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We recently received two pieces of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that worked together perfectly to form a unified topic. Alex emailed...

Jagex is retooling RuneScape Mobile’s UI to be more like the desktop version

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on RuneScape's upcoming 2019 RuneFest and did a little double-take that RuneScape Mobile is...

E3 2019: Bethsoft’s Project Orion tackles streamed gaming from an engine tech angle

At BE3 last night, Bethsoft took the wraps off Orion, a project that... well, it's not Elder Scrolls VI, so I suspect most...

Global Chat: The NecroKitties of Elsweyr

Raise your hand if you're playing Elder Scrolls Online's newest expansion this week! Elsweyr has drawn many back in to Tamriel with the...

City of Titans previews its evolving UI, Valiance Online teases building updates

Got superhero MMOs on the brain? Me too for some strange reason lately. Welp, feast your eyes on two updates from a pair of...

Into the Super-verse: Why didn’t Champions Online do better?

A while back I was flipping through the backlog of my personal gaming blog, looking at the history of my gaming trends, particularly in...

Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Last month I saw a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He essentially argues that we have...
Beta fish.

Interview: Astellia’s westernization covers everything from monetization and VO to dodging and grouping

It seems as if every time we write about incoming MMORPG Astellia, confusion over its guiding principles dominates the ensuing discussion. One of...

Massively on the Go: Exploring Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge augmented reality game

I wasn't expecting to be very excited about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge until I read there'd be an augmented reality game...

Path of Exile drops patch notes and a walkthrough of 3.7.0 Legion’s big changes

Grinding Gear Games' MMOARPG Path of Exile is launching its Legion expansion next week, which means the studio is cranking out info ahead...

Crowfall is updating its whole UI to be less flat, and it’s super pretty now

I fully admit to being obsessed with the user interfaces of pretty much everything, from my phone to my PC and of course every...

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